This home was actually a huge project. The walls below were covered in wallpaper and the hardwoods were once old shag carpeting. Sister Ex never took before before photos. Grrr... She guided the remodel and chose the paint colors.
We have decided this is our favorite mantle this year.
The desk area was originally concrete floor with a nasty dirty work bench. Here it has been transformed into a cute home office. It is another example of rethinking your spaces.